I can't believe I haven't blogged anything since last Sunday! Time sure got away from me. Here is my Sunday Sketch, which I did last night in bed. It's a bit rough, but I was working out a face I will be putting on canvas soon. The other two are just folk art girls that showed up to fill the page, lol!
If you would like to see more Sunday Sketches by other participating artists, check out Sophia's blog
Blue Chair Diary. It's nice to see this weekly group growing.
A Page from my Sketchbook
Time for my weekly peek into my sketchbook. Except this time, it's not in my sketchbook but on a loose sheet of graph paper. I have a little secret...my favorite way of sketching is to use pen on graph paper. I'm obsessed with it. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if I had several hundred loose sheets lying around with sketches, and handwritten ideas on them. Folders are filled with these loose sheets, and I keep weeding through them, trying to get the freshest ideas at the front, but they are soon buried with dozens more pages. I swear I am out of control!
One benefit to using graph paper is that you can easily line up eyes, and other features quickly. If you are a beginner to drawing faces, I would highly recommend you buy yourself some graph paper, and draw out your lines for your face. It's easy to see when you have mistakes, and easy to correct (use pencil for this).
Once you get a perfect sketch that you are happy with, take some carbon paper, and trace it onto a good sheet of drawing paper. It sure beats measuring with a ruler, and trying to get things lined up.
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